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Fri, 15 May 2020
BCVA members will have seen a raft of emails, social media posts and website content in recent months. The association is grateful for the positive feedback it has received so far. All this has been created by various members of our volunteer Board – people from a variety of backgrounds, working in all aspects of our profession. Their contribution is invaluable, and in the coming months we are...
Mon, 11 May 2020
Information bTB (ibTB), the online interactive mapping tool set up to help cattle farmers and their vets understand the level of bovine TB in their area, has recently been enhanced. The map is currently updated every two weeks and there are a variety of ways to select and view data. The latest upgrade shows ongoing and resolved TB breakdowns in England and Wales over the past 10 years (previously...
Mon, 11 May 2020
There have been some recent changes to the rules and regulations surrounding emergency slaughter on farm. This was brought about by a review of the policy by the Food Standards Agency since the end of last year.   These changes impact on how these are done and who carries out emergency slaughter on farm. It will also influence how we use the BCVA emergency slaughter triplicate pads. ...
Mon, 11 May 2020
This month sees the launch of CattleCast, the new podcast series from BCVA. President Nikki Hopkins will be presenting the first episode, talking about the latest temporary changes to TB testing, and sharing her experience as both a farm vet in practice and the President of an organisation working to support our profession during COVID-19. You will be able to download this inaugural episode of...
Mon, 4 May 2020
Opal, (the National Intelligence Unit for Serious Organised Acquisitive Crime) has issued a bulletin relating to livestock theft and illegal slaughter. Several police authorities have reported an increase in incidents and are asking for those working in farming communities to be vigilant and report any suspected cases.   West Mercia & Staffordshire say that have seen a rise in...

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